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How long does it take for water to grow bacteria after its been boiled?

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10/26/2007

that depends on what was in the water to begin with, how long it was boiled, and how it is stored afterwards. Water itself will never "grow" bacteria. if water is left open to the air, bacteria and other particles can land in the water and allow bacterial growth. Bacteria cannot grow in water alone as it has no nutritional value.